Top British Chef, Rick Stein visited Sri Lanka as part of his Far Eastern Odyssey which was featured on BBC 2. Rick Stein brought Sri Lanka’s famed cuisine to the forefront of mainstream television in the United Kingdom – he certainly focused on cuisine that Vernon Corea loved. Here are some films on youtube of Rick Stein’s journey to Sri Lanka. Vernon knew Chef Publis who is a celebrity chef at the Mount Lavinia Hotel in Sri Lanka. Rick Stein met and interviewed Chef Publis.